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Top Tips to Make the Most of Your Next Wisconsin Dells Trip

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Wisconsin Dells is still the vacation destination you know and love, and we are so excited to welcome you back to “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”. We know how special a place this is to you and your family. After all, we have been welcoming visitors for over 150 years!

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect while preparing for your next Wisconsin Dells getaway.  

1. Use Planning Tools

We know there are many must-see and must do’s while in Wisconsin Dells, but it’s best to have multiple itinerary options readily available just in case plans, or the weather, change.

Please take advantage of our Trip Builder Tool, blog topics or our free Vacation Guide to start planning your getaway.

2. Call Ahead

Contact local businesses directly regarding hours and capacity. Things are changing and updating all the time, so verifying information is the best way to ensure a more streamlined visit.

Remember, many popular attractions can fill up fast on weekends, so call ahead if tickets are needed, or better yet, book your trip during the week. Click here to view all things to do in Wisconsin Dells.

3. Time Your Visit Right

Midweek usually means more deals and fewer crowds, so see if you can swing it, make it a midweek getaway.

4. Reserve in Advance

Start by finalizing your hotel reservation. Then check into reserving tickets to attractions too.

Restaurants have been especially innovative, adding curbside pickup, takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating. Call ahead to find out what’s available to make your dining experience enjoyable and tasty. And thank you for supporting our local eateries.

5. Get Outdoors

The area is home to dozens of natural and outdoor attractions. Three state parks lay on the outskirts of town along with public lakes, the Wisconsin River and nature trails.

6. Pack the Essentials

Swimwear and sunscreen are at the top of the list, but for a full rundown of what to bring check out our Wisconsin Dells Packing List.

7. Reschedule as Necessary

If anyone in your vacation “pod” is feeling under the weather, please stay home and visit another time. We’ll be here waiting for you!

8. Try Something New

We all have our favorites around Wisconsin Dells, but we recommend keeping those horizons open. You never know what you’ll find when you try a new restaurant or attraction, and hey, it may even end up becoming a new favorite!

9. Be Courteous

With so much pent-up demand for a summer vacation, Wisconsin Dells is sure to be at the top of many a vacationer’s bucket list. Practicing patience will go a long way in keeping it chill for everyone, including you and your family, fellow vacationers, and area employees (especially since staffing is still ramping up here). Thanks in advance on this one.

10. Have Fun

You’ve finally made it. Luggage in the room, gear in the tent, boat in the water, and beyond. Put your feet up and enjoy your time or hit the trails running. We’re glad you’re here.

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